Debugging Homocysteine And Sulfurization Pathway

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  1. pone

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    Homocysteine goes to Cysteine, using B6 and Magnesium.

    Cysteine then goes to sulfur dioxide and sulfites (toxic). The liver converts dietary L-cysteine into glutathione, taurine, sulfate, cystine, and allows a tolerated amount of unconverted L-cysteine to circulate in blood for direct uptake by body cells and organs.

    Sulfites then go to Sulfates with help of Molybnenum.

    Obviously there is a lab test for serum homocysteine. But are there lab tests to measure the other metabolites in this pathway?

    * cysteine (not the same as cystine)
    * sulfites
    * sulfates
     
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    Spectracell Laboratories' micronutrient test uses lymphocytes and measures glutathione and cysteine.

    Metamatrix/Genova's organic acid test is a urine test and measures sulfate, which is interpreted as an indicator of glutathione production.

    FWIW.
     
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